I seek to understand my clients through exploring the stories that they live out. I believe that the trusting bond built between the therapist and the client(s) inspires healing and growth. I work to see my clients fully, leading them to a deeper understanding of themselves. I bring a grounded presence, compassion, curiosity, and gentle guidance to the therapy room.
In our work together, I will support you in challenging narratives or beliefs about yourself that no longer fit. Together, we will explore your past, present and future, examining how emotions and attachment experiences impact your interactions. I will help you find comfort, connection, and belonging both inside and outside of the therapy room.
Caitlin specializes in…
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
- Clinical Supervisors: Alana R. Ogilvie, MS, LMFT, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Karlaina Brooke, PsyD
- Master of Arts in Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy with specialization in Sex Therapy – Lewis & Clark College
- Advanced Trainings
- Labor and Postpartum Doula Program, Birthingway College of Midwifery
- Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Attachment-based Interventions to Treat Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – ICEEFT Externship
I have always been drawn to the topic of sexuality and relationships. It is an honor to support people through moments of vulnerability, to affirm their sexual identities, and to help them improve their sex lives. Some earlier moments that drew me to sex therapy include: supporting a friend when he came out to me in high school, interviewing Jewish women about sex and feminism to create an interview-based play, and coming to terms with my own sexual identity.
As a bisexual person in an ethically non-monogamous marriage, I understand that coming to terms with sexuality is a lifelong journey. I know what it’s like to feel invisible as a bisexual person in a “heterosexual” relationship. And I know how challenging it can be to acknowledge and effectively communicate your emotions, needs, boundaries and desires in a non-monogamous relationship. My personal history with sexuality informs my outlook as a sex therapist, but I always approach clients from a place of curiosity rather than assuming that I know their experience.
Being a sex and relationship therapist has always been appealing to me because I believe that sex is often considered an unimportant aspect of peoples’ lives. Yet, experiencing desire and pleasure through sexuality can be very empowering and liberating. I strive to help my clients create connection, safety and security as well as a sense of adventure and exploration in their relationships and in their lives.
I work from a trauma-informed, feminist, systemic lens, using emotionally-focused therapy, mindfulness, and narrative therapy. Social justice is foundational to my work. I work to create a non-judgmental and welcoming space for all.
When I am not working, I enjoy going on hikes, taking bubble baths, reading, creating theater, and practicing yoga.